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Hello and welcome. Hope you enjoy the images I have posted. Please do not reproduce them without my permission. Most are available as note/greeting cards or as prints/enlargements. Thank you for visiting my site and your comments.
Many have asked about the Header image above, which I named 'Eerie Genny'. It was originally shot with film [taken on the shore of the Genesee River near the Univ. of Rochester]. During the darkroom development, I flashed a light above the tray. The process, known as 'solarization', produces eerie, ghostlike effects; some have mistaken this image as an infra-red photo. Some 35+ years later, I scanned and digitized the print, and did a little modern day editing, and, voila.
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Monday, June 13, 2016

Morocco Odyssey 16: Fes (v) Excursion to Volubilis & Meknes

On day 3 of our stay in Fes, we took an optional tour to two UNESCO World heritage Sites, Volubilis and Meknes. Volubilis is one of the most well preserved Roman cities in North Africa. It covered a huge area that was too vast for us to walk through in the time we had allotted; but, we were still able to enjoy much of its historic ruins  The ruins were all manner of buildings, floor foundations, columns, triumphal arches, and striking mosaics. Below are representatives of each.
 
Some of the many wonderful mosaics are below. I must admit to enhancing their contrast  for presentation.
From Volubilis, it was only a short bus ride to Meknes. It was once home of the Moroccan sultanate, where an immense stables at one time held 12,000 horses. Below is one of the gate entrances into the city.
Within the walls, we came upon a huge open air market. This corner caught my eye and I had to shoot it.
 Taking the optional trip proved to have been a good decision.
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